Kacey Fifield is a talented singer/songwriter from Los Angeles known for a powerful voice and authentic lyrics. Her newest single Selfish is the follow up to her 2022 album Behind the Lines. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Kacey about the inspiration for her latest single and her plans for 2023.
You are releasing a new single in March. Tell us about the song.
Selfish draws on personal experience to depict the emotionally draining nature of a relationship with a self-centered individual. I wrote the lyrics with the intention of connecting with listeners who relate to experiencing a one-sided love with a narcissist. The slow-paced acoustic arrangement is meant to accentuate the heartfelt lyrics of the song.
What was your inspiration for the single?
There have been a couple of people in my life who have proved themselves to only want to be in my life when doing so serves their interests. True friends are really important to me, so this song is kind of a call-out to some of the disingenuous people I’ve known.
How is this single different from your other songs?
Selfish is definitely slower and more emotional than the primarily dance-pop songs of my debut album. It’s more personal and I hope the lyrics resonate with listeners!
What was the recording process for the single? How long did it take?
The recording process was fairly simple – my sound engineer and I knocked out all of the vocals in two studio sessions! The writing, however, took a few months to perfect the lyrics and melodies. Producing also took a couple of months after recording, but I’m so glad the song is ready for release now!
How did you come to work with your collaborator Robbie Rose?
I began working with Robbie for voice lessons about 6 years ago. He helped me a ton in terms of improving my vocal technique and, over the years, we’ve grown to collaborate in our songwriting as well.
Are you planning to release a follow up to this single soon?
I’m working on a lot of new music, some of which is really similar to Selfish and some of which is really different. Stay tuned on my social media for updates on new releases!
If you could perform a duet with anyone, who would it be and why?
Conan Gray! I’ve been a huge fan of his music for the past few years and have really been inspired by complexity and honesty conveyed by his lyrics. I’ve also been to a few of his concerts and his live performance skills are impeccable, so a duet would be a dream come true!
Are there any plans for a live performance?
Yes! I’m going to be performing at the New Colossus Festival in New York on March 11th and at The Mint in Los Angeles on March 21st. The tickets to both shows are available at kaceyfifield.com/tour!
Where can we find your music?
Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music, pretty much anywhere you get your music! You can find my songs under my name, Kacey Fifield, on any streaming service.